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Old 01-16-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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my friend who works at Mazda just started his emissions training today,

he was told this

"October 1st 2008 there will be No more 2 speed idle tests, and no more dyno testing for emissions. This means any only OBD2 cars will be having emissions.

can some one confirm this?


if so, this is great for some of us turbo guys

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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maybe in MA, but definitely not in CA.

They just revamped the emissions tests and OBDI took another hit. They are running EVAP tests now with some other pressure tests and soon any smoke from the tailpipe will be an automatic failure
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that sucks,, alot.... move to ma!!!!!!!
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They are running EVAP tests now with some other pressure tests
Evap tests on OBD I cars? What's that?
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i worded it weird. I dont know what the EVAP test is cuz i dont think I had to do it. (Does obdI use EVAP?) I just know they are going to be do it (or so I hear). On the OBDI the do this test were they pressurize your fuel system to check for leaks or something and it has to maintain a specific pressure
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i worded it weird. I dont know what the EVAP test is cuz i dont think I had to do it. (Does obdI use EVAP?) I just know they are going to be do it (or so I hear). On the OBDI the do this test were they pressurize your fuel system to check for leaks or something and it has to maintain a specific pressure
They always tested the fuel cap - if it holds pressure. I can't see how they can disconnect stuff from the fuel system at a test only station, since the test only station is not allowed to touch your car execept driving in on the rollers and measuring. How are they going to pressurise things without disconnecting fuel hoses? Or was it something else?
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the still do the fuel cap test but they also connect a machine to the filler area (where the fuel cap goes) and then apply a pressure to the system
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I would love to know how much money is wrapped up in emissions testing in the state of California every year. From the legislation on down to the equipment for the testing to the staffing, etc. It has to be a truly mind-boggling amount of money.
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the still do the fuel cap test but they also connect a machine to the filler area (where the fuel cap goes) and then apply a pressure to the system
If they just pressurise the tank ... big deal. Almost noone modifies their fuel tank ...
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i don't believe that they are testing for fuel tank modifications, but they are rather testing to see if the fuel cap seal is still good because supposedly gas fumes are a danger to the ozone, so they make sure none get out. Same reason your not supposed to keep clicking the gos nozzle when filling up because it lets off more fumes.

And why go to MA where they don't test OBD1 when you could come to SC where they don't test anything?
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I wish I could go back to a time when I could slip the dude a 50 and not even have to bring my car in to pass emissions.
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